Microsoft’s Windows 7ista ‘made by’ lie

“People who believe the ads–that Windows 7 was ‘made by me’–will believe anything. So try this: Windows 7 was ‘made’ by people who hated Windows Vista,” David Coursey writes for PC World.

“Forget the love fest that has surrounded the Windows 7 launch. This outpouring of affection sets a new low for affection. People love Windows 7 not so much for what it is so much as for what it isn’t,” Coursey writes. “Loving Windows 7 is a bit like the good feeling you receive when the beatings finally stop.”

Coursey writes, “The Windows 7 beta process wasn’t a real search for customer feedback so much a cleverly organized extended marketing test… Being better by comparison to Windows Vista hardly makes it a great one. The world would have much more respect for Microsoft if it was honest in promoting Windows 7. We can take the truth, but can Microsoft?”

Full article here.

Randall C. Kennedy reports for InfoWorld, “Those of us who actively participated in the [Windows 7] beta process — either officially, as part of the formal beta program, or unofficially by grabbing and testing every wayward build leak — know the real story.”

“For example, we know that, despite Microsoft’s feel-good message about customer input, the truth is that Windows 7 was created largely through a hermetically sealed development process driven by Stephen Sinofsky and a select group of his closest advisers,” Kennedy reports. “We also know that major design decisions — like the new task bar — were finalized months, if not years, before the first milestone builds leaked. And we know that, despite a massive public beta program, virtually nothing in the OS changed from the time it was first made available in January until the final bits were frozen in July.”

Kennedy reports, “The truth is that Microsoft’s entire marketing campaign for Windows 7 is predicated on a lie.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Microsoft. Banking on ignorance since 1975.


  1. “Windows 7 was made by me…”

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  2. Man! Just read the article and then the comments.

    Stockholm Syndrome, big time! Tsk, tsk, tsk. Where are the white coats when you need them?

    Oh, and I’m a happy Snow Leopard customer FWIW.

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  3. I love the ad with Angela in the coffee shop going on about not having to be nervous about freezing and crashing anymore while running a bunch of apps on her Dell craptop. Then she asks M$ to pay her rent. Pathetic.

  4. I believe that windows 7 is windows Xp with a new clown suit. If you go trough all the “wizard’ to change a simple parameter, at the end you are at standard windows XP Menu (like “system properties”).
    They also add some “diagnostic wizards” that does not came to any solution and they consume a lot of resources (look at the “services” menu).
    My friend Tony is skinnier tha a cow, but he still fat. Windows 7 could be the Best OS that microsoft has made, but Microsoft makes bery bad OSes so you still in a crappy OS.

  5. I got flamed the other day. What the flamers didnt know was that I have 20 years of marketing experience behind me. I love marketing , it just works. My job is done. And to those really touchy fanbois (you know who u r), grow up. You know not what you do.

  6. @ jubel. I agree. But remember that 20 years of WinSufferers know no better. Perception is everything.

    If WinSuf think that Win7 will finally lead them out of the dessert, they WILL follow. They know no better.

    The only way they will change is if Win7 finally proves (to them) to be the “LAST STRAW”.

    How does one ‘TM’ that?

    Windows – The Last Straw. I like the sound of that…

  7. “What the flamers didnt know was that I have 20 years of marketing experience behind me. I love marketing”

    In the words of the great comedian Bill Hicks, “Marketing people? Kill yourselves. No there isn’t a funny punch line coming, i mean that, you’re the scum of the earth. Die. Seriously.”

    just, ya know, thinking out loud….

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